Markham – Showcare Event Management Inc. announced today that they have developed the online photo identification card software used for ESCA’s new national badge program ESCA WIS. This national database was recently launched by the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) in order to streamline the identification of conference and exhibition workers at various convention facilities nationally. The Georgia World Congress Center was the first venue to adopt the program with more coming on-board in the near future. The exhibition Worker Identification System (WIS) online database provides a unique ability to manage worker data and capture photos from anywhere in the world. Upon entering worker data, the system allows administrative users to capture a photo of the employee using an attached webcam in real-time or upload an approved image from an offline digital camera. In addition, the employer can choose to order and pay for the identification cards all in one simple and secure process. Once completed a bar-coded color photo ID card will be issued to the employer so that it can be distributed to the individual worker for identification and tracking onsite.
“Showcare is very excited to be partnered with ESCA in this program” said Craig Giles, Vice President, Operations at Showcare Event Management Inc. “With ESCA’s vision and understanding of the need for a unified exhibition industry identification system along with our technology and badge fulfillment expertise, the benefits and opportunities for conference venues could be endless.”
“The online solution that Showcare has worked with us to develop is extremely functional and easy to use,” said Larry Arnaudet, Executive Director at ESCA, “the technology has made it simple for exhibition service companies to jump on board and start registering their employees in a matter of minutes.”
The system will most certainly help alleviate the number of badges required by exhibition workers, who often work in many convention centers throughout the country. Unlike other solutions which require workers to have a unique badge for each facility, WIS will provide only one badge for each worker which can be used at any facility that is enrolled in the program. Houston will be the next city to roll out the new system, and discussions are ongoing with Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas and Denver.